Thurber Prize Winners

The Thurber Prize for American Humor is the only recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. A panel of national judges selects the ...more

Winners

Priestdaddy

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3.82 avg rating — 19,621 ratings
Thurber Prize (2018)
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Born a Crime: Stories From ...

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4.48 avg rating — 562,362 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2017)
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The World's Largest Man

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4.19 avg rating — 1,663 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2016)
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Dear Committee Members

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3.76 avg rating — 16,915 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2015)
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Truth in Advertising

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3.70 avg rating — 3,098 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2014)
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Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at...

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3.46 avg rating — 642 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2013)
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Quite Enough of Calvin Tril...

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3.80 avg rating — 567 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2012)
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Half Empty

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3.81 avg rating — 6,180 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2011)
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How I Became a Famous Novelist

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3.69 avg rating — 3,635 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2010)
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Lamentations of the Father:...

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3.52 avg rating — 223 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2009)
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I Love You, Beth Cooper

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3.29 avg rating — 7,384 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2008)
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My Lucky Star

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3.85 avg rating — 592 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2007)
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The Other Shulman

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3.70 avg rating — 224 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2006)
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America (The Book): A Citiz...

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 94,818 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2005)
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No Way to Treat a First Lady

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3.79 avg rating — 3,640 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2004)
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Me Talk Pretty One Day

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 666,917 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2001)
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Our Dumb Century: The Onion...

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4.13 avg rating — 13,274 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (1999)
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Coyote v. Acme

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3.54 avg rating — 435 ratings
Thurber Prize for American Humor (1997)
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nominees

Vacationland: True Stories ...

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4.04 avg rating — 16,876 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2018)
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Would Everybody Please Stop...

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3.28 avg rating — 384 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2018)
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Mr. Eternity

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3.35 avg rating — 249 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2017)
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Amp'd

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3.92 avg rating — 482 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2017)
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Between You & Me: Confessio...

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3.60 avg rating — 6,051 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2016)
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Little Victories: Perfect R...

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3.71 avg rating — 2,198 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2016)
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I See You Made an Effort: C...

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3.24 avg rating — 1,665 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2015)
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Can't We Talk about Somethi...

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4.13 avg rating — 27,949 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2015)
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This Land Was Made for You ...

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3.29 avg rating — 87 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2014)
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Women on Men

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2014)
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Lunatics

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3.59 avg rating — 3,460 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2013)
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Hope: A Tragedy

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3.42 avg rating — 5,088 ratings
Thurber Prize Nominee for American Humor (2013)
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